Tag Archives: Hack Reactor

Feb 02
2013

Re-writing Underscore.js

We spent the last couple of days of week 2 at Hack Reactor re-implementing underscore.js functions. It may seem like an odd and useless exercise, but I feel I’ve gotten some good things out of it. What is Underscore.js? Underscore … Continue reading

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Jan 25
2013

How Code School helped prepare me for Hack Reactor

I’ve just finished my first week of Hack Reactor, an intense program even in comparison to the other hacker schools. Our class runs from 9am to 8pm six days a week, but in honesty I was there until 11pm on … Continue reading

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Jan 22
2013

Test Driven Development in JavaScript using Jasmine

Test Driven Development (TDD) is a development process that suggests we write tests before we write our code to ensure that the code works as expected. While I’ve often read blog pieces praising the benefits of TDD, today was the … Continue reading

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Jan 19
2013

My first day at Hack Reactor Class

The first day was no disappointment. In fact my classmates were impressive enough that I felt just a bit of impostor syndrome. One thing that makes it especially interesting is that half the students in the school were just starting … Continue reading

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Jan 18
2013

Hacker Schools in San Francisco

Since my arrival in San Francisco last summer, I’ve become aware of the new “hacker schools” popping up around the city. Their stated purpose is to take smart, motivated people who may or may not have a strong technical background … Continue reading

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